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NEW HANOVER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br />REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION <br />MEETING DAT E: 8/10/2020 <br />Regular <br />DEPARTMENT: Budget PRESENTER(S): Lisa Wurtzbacher, Chief Financial Officer <br />CONTACT(S): Lisa Wurtzbacher <br />SUBJECT: <br />Consideration of Budget Amendment for CARES Act and HAVA Funds <br />BRIEF SUMMARY: <br />The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) appropriated $4 billion to North Carolina <br />as a Coronavirus Relief Fund. Subsequently, a $300 million local government reserve (Local Government Coronavirus <br />Relief Reserve) was established through N.C. Session Law 2020 -4 for the purpose of assisting local governments with <br />expenses incurred in responding to the coronavirus. In May 2020, New Hanover County was allocated $4,064,953 to <br />be applied toward expenses incurred from March 1 through December 30, 2020. At the May 18, 2020 Board of <br />Commissioners meeting, the Board approved a budget amendment and accompanying spending plan for these funds. <br />N.C. Session Law 2020 -80 appropriated additional reserve funds to New Hanover County totaling $4,550,639, for a <br />grand total of $8,615,592. Attached is staff's recommendation for a revised spending plan for these funds. Per Session <br />Law 2020 -80, a minimum of 25 percent of the total allocation must be transferred to municipalities within the county <br />borders. <br />New Hanover County has also received federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funds and federal CARES Act funds <br />totaling $220,810 for the 2020 elections. This funding is for expenditures necessary to protect the health and safety of <br />poll workers, voters and staff during the upcoming elections. <br />RECOMMENDED MOTION AND REQUESTED ACTIONS: <br />Adopt the ordinance for Budget Amendment 21 -001. <br />COUNTY MANAGER'S COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: (only Manager) <br />Recommend approval. <br />COMMISSIONERS' ACTIONS: <br />Approved 5 -0. <br />Board of Commissioners - August 10, 2020 <br />ITEM: 8 <br />